Host Dave Fiore talks with Tallahassee-area leaders, business owners and neighbors about their personal stories – all the challenges, opportunities and influences that led them to where they are today. Emotional, inspirational and almost always surprising, How I Got Here gives listeners real insight into the lives of our area’s most interesting people.
Episode 54: Jeff Culhane
Host Dave Fiore speaks with Jeff Culhane, the director of broadcasting for Learfield’s Seminole Sports Properties and the voice for Florida State football and men’s basketball.
Episode 53: Kristi Kreitlow and Marina Lickson
This special episode of the How I Got Here podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2023 Tallahassee Chamber Annual Community Conference in Amelia Island. The breakout session focused on women entrepreneurs and featured guests Kristi Kreitlow, founder and president of Quick and Clean; and Marina Lickson, Tallahassee programs manager at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and former owner of Honeytree Natural Foods.
Episode 52: 28 Guests Share Business Insight
In this episode, host Dave Fiore is at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in downtown Tallahassee. JMI Tallahassee Program Manager Marina Lickson invited past participants of JMI programs to showcase their business or organization, and as a graduate of the Small Business Executive Program Class II, Dave was honored to use the opportunity to record an episode of How I Got Here.
Episode 51: Chris Petley
Host Dave Fiore speaks with Chris Petley, founder and president of the Tallahassee Soccer Club and communications manager at Leon County Schools. In 2009, Chris focused on planting roots in Tallahassee with his growing family and started with Leon County Schools, but he never gave up his soccer dreams. After reading an article about a local club in New York, he wondered, “Why not here?” Now in year five, the Tallahassee Soccer Club has built a strong community of players, fans and supporters who loves the other “football” and our Battle Lions.
Episode 50: Michelle Dean
In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Michelle Dean, the executive director of the Popes Museum and Farm in nearby Cairo, Georgia. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Michelle survived a childhood of abuse, poverty and instability saved by the generosity of strangers and a strong faith in God. She worked her way through college, sometimes sleeping in her car, before becoming a teacher and school administrator in Tampa.
Episode 49: Doug Ramos & Bryce Brown
This special episode of the How I Got Here podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at the inaugural Access Tallahassee YP Summit held at the FSU Conference Center in April. In the opening session, Doug Ramos (aka Junk Man Doug), founder of Picked, and Bryce Brown, founder of Tribe Vintage, shared their personal stories, their business journeys and their love of vintage apparel.
Inspiring to listen!
These podcasts are terrific on a few levels. Dave is a skilled and caring interviewer who brings out the best stories from his guest’s experiences. I can both identify and learn so much about people in my hometown! I love it.
A podcast I didn’t know I needed
As a business consultant, I meet so many entrepreneurs who think there’s a specific formula or secret to success. I tell them everyone finds it in their own way, but all roads lead to Rome! This podcast demonstrates that exact concept. So many local entrepreneurs have fantastic stories to share about the journey to where they are now. No matter which interview you start with, you’re bound to find a golden nugget of wisdom. My favorite so far has been the interview with Marsha Doll of Marsha Doll Models. Entertaining, informative, and inspiring—everything you want from a good podcast. Give it a listen!
This podcast is very high quality and a great listen! Keep up the great work!